The Wild American West in pictures (1860s)

After covering the United States Civil War, photographer Timothy O’Sullivan went to an expedition organized by the federal government to help document the new frontiers in the American West. O’Sullivan’s job was...

 

A family during the Great Madras Famine in India (1876)

The Great Madras Famine of 1876–1878 affected a major part of south India. It caused distress to a population totaling 58,500,000, and eventually took the lives of an estimated 5.5 million women, men and children. A root...

 

30+ Rare Photos of the Korean War (1951)

The Korean War began on June 25, 1950 when the communist nation North Korea invaded South Korea. With this invasion, the United States of America feared the spread of communism and sought permission from the United Nations...

 

Apple tree that inspired Isaac Newton to discover gravity is still alive and well

Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1643 in Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, United Kingdom. He was an English mathematician, astronomer, and physicist widely recognized as one of the most influential scientists of all time and...

 

Japanese Special Forces with gas masks during a chemical attack, Battle of Shanghai (1937)

Japanese Special Naval Landing Forces with gas masks and rubber gloves during a chemical attack, Battle of Shanghai (1937) Japanese marines landed north and south of Shanghai, China. Although chemical weapons were prohibited...

 

Rare Aftermath Photos of the Battle of Dunkirk in 1940

The Battle of Dunkirk was for the defense and evacuation of British and Allied forces in Europe from May 26 to June 4, 1940. Following the events at Dunkirk, the German forces regrouped before commencing an operation called...

 
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